Looking for engaging activities to teach social studies to your Grade 6 class in Ontario? Would having digital resources for both Strand A and Strand B make your life easier? This Grade 6 Digital Social Studies Bundle supports the , and contains the following two units:
★ Strand A: Communities in Canada, Past and Present
★ Strand B: Canada’s Interactions with the Global Community
These two units provide:
✔ age-appropriate student texts (the digital version has text that is 95% editable)
✔ engaging tasks to assist both students and teacher in delving into the inquiry process
✔ clickable links to relevant videos and websites
✔ movable pieces
✔ editable text
✔ Teacher Instruction Booklet
✔ answer keys
✔ assessment tools
These units include lessons and activities related to the Concepts of Social Studies Thinking referred to in the Ontario curriculum:
★ Cause & Consequence
★ Continuity & Change
★ Patterns & Trends
Students are provided with many opportunities to explore the experiences and perspectives of diverse communities in historical and contemporary Canada, and how they contributed to the development of Canadian identity. Particular attention is paid to the issues and perspectives of Canada’s Indigenous community, which is emphasized heavily in the revised curriculum. I have worked with an experienced teacher in the area of Indigenous education as I revised these units.
This unit is composed of 5 parts:
Part 1: Moving From One Community to Another
Part 2: Settler Communities and the Environment
Part 3: Important Events in Community Development
Part 4: Life in a Settler Community
Part 5: Canada – A Land of Many Perspectives
This unit is structured so that the topic of international trade is explored by both teacher and students together as the teacher also introduces the Concepts of Social Studies Thinking and the Social Studies Inquiry Process skills as outlined in the Ontario Curriculum. The students then apply these concepts and skills as they investigate other issues in their “Expert Groups”, with each group going in-depth with a particular issue.
There are 7 issues included in this resource, although you could certainly have students explore other issues using the same format:
❶ Asian Tsunami
➁ Climate Change
❸ COVID-19 Pandemic
➃ Food Scarcity
❺ Haiti Earthquake
➅ HIV/AIDS in Africa
❼ Invasive Species
⭐⭐Please Note: These digital units are ALSO available as part of a “Printable + Digital Bundle”. Check it out here⭐⭐:
What will I need to assign the digital versions to my students?
You will require:
❶ Access to the internet
❷ A Google Drive Account
I already own the printable version of this bundle. Why should I consider purchasing the digital bundle?
✔The digital resources completely align with the regular units. This makes it extremely easy to meet IEP accommodations for specific students with little effort on your part.
✔ The digital resources are paperless, which is perfect if your school administrator is asking you to cut down on photocopying!
✔ The saturated, full-colour interactive slides are engaging for students.
✔ It’s easy to implement with distance learning.
✔ It’s just fun to use!
Can I edit this resource?
The digital version of the unit has 95% of the texts in editable form for two reasons:
➀ to ensure that students are able to use Google Read & Write with the activities.
➁ to allow teachers to edit texts and tasks when they feel it suitable for their class or to address IEP accommodations for specific students.
How do I collect digital student work?
Your students will simply complete their own copies of the lessons, and turn it into your platform (ie. Google Classroom).
Would you love a free Canadian Government Flipbook for your students? Grab it HERE!